Self Managed Super Fund

SMSF MASTERCLASS

Find the ideal member of a self-managed super fund

Sam Henderson Managing your own superannuation has many advantages but it's not for everyone - so who is it for?

SMSF MASTERCLASS

A self-managed super fund needs an investment strategy

Sam Henderson If you're going to mange your own superannuation, a written investment strategy is an essential element to your retirement success.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your Questions: Should we start a self-managed super fund?

More and more Australians are opting to manage their own superannuation schemes.

Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

SMSF MASTERCLASS

One big difference with a self-managed super fund

Sam Henderson One of the biggest differences of self-managed super is the ability to use borrowed money to invest.

Can a compromise be found for self-managed super fund investment property borrowing ban?

The SMSF Association's Graeme Colley is hopeful the government will compromise rather than restoring an outright ban on borrowing in super.

Sally Rose The federal government is less likely to impose an outright ban on the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry borrowing to buy investment property, according to industry groups.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Should I start a self-managed super fund?

Richard Livingston Should I start a self-managed super fund? If you're asking that question of your own volition, the answer is probably YES

Is your super at risk from climate change?

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Clancy Yeates Climate change is no longer confined to the "ethical" investment option in funds.

Donor family wants insurance victory to help everyone

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon A Queensland family poised to go through live organ donation has scored a significant insurance victory that it hopes will ease the financial burden on other families in the same traumatic situation.

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Competition finally comes to superannuation

Super fund HOSTPLUS offers a hospitality scholarship and the Cook For Your Career program.

Alex Dunnin Australia's 12 million super fund members may not realise it but the superannuation marketplace has never been more stacked in their favour.

New super arrangements for defence personnel

Daryl Dixon New defence personnel have the choice between a new ADF Super Fund or another fund of their choice.

Smartphones the new frontier for self-managed super funds

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John Collett In May an app was launched for iPhones called Superstash, which is marketed as "allowing people to effortlessly establish and administer a self-managed super fund".

Insurer tells family saving daughter's life is 'elective surgery'

Glenn and Anthea Anderson of the Queensland Sunshine Coast, with son Lucas (3) and daughter Elise (1). Elise needs an organ transplant and Glenn has been told by his income insurance policy that this is

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon If you hold income-protection insurance inside superannuation, hope a family member doesn't one day need you to donate an organ – it won't pay out.

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ASSET CHECK

Future of super more unsettled than ever

Daryl Dixon The federal election has created massive uncertainty for those wanting to build their retirement assets.

SUPER & FUNDS

Managed funds often not worth the high fees paid by small investors

John Collett

John Collett High fees on managed funds are often not justified by the returns, according to analysis by comparison website Canstar.

ASSET CHECK

Property is the top post-election investment strategy

Daryl Dixon Geared property investments and owning your family home are the most tax-effective savings options.

SUPER & FUNDS

Most super funds end the financial year barely positive

John Collett The year to June 30 has been one of the most volatile for superannuation account balances since the global financial crisis.

ASSET CHECK

A disappointing end to the financial year

Daryl Dixon What a difference just a week has made to the 2015-16 financial year superannuation fund returns.

SUPER & FUNDS

Lost super mountain getting smaller but still a way to go

John Collett

John Collett Coalition and Labor governments have been serious about making inroads into reducing the mountain of "lost" money sitting in super accounts.

SMSF MASTERCLASS

SMSF Masterclass: engage with your super this financial year

Sam Henderson Let's be honest, the new financial year is meaningless to most of us. But it's also an ideal time to start a self-managed super fund.

ASSET CHECK

Superannuation strategies for 2017

Daryl Dixon Investors have one year to restructure their superannuation strategies before the harsher taxation regime applies from July 1, 2017.